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    • The Centre is planning to reject the Pachauri panel report on the Sethusamudram Project and set up a new Committee to re-examine the issue. If needed, the panel will identify an alternative route that avoids Ram Sethu reports the Indian Express.

    • Undergraduate medical students will soon have to compulsorily serve for six months in rural areas before they get an MBBS degree, writes the Times of India in an exclusive story.

    • India Clinching a remarkable title hattrick in the Nehru Cup football tournament upstaging Cameroon also makes front page news with photographs in most papers of the day.

    • Times of India reports that British scientists have developed an electronic implant that can help paralysed people walk again.

    • Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj’s tweet after she spoke with Congress President Sonia Gandhi regarding the logjam in Parliament over the coal block allocations is highlighted on the front pages of many papers. “Sushma to Sonia : cancel licences and order probe” writes the Hindu in its front page lead. The Indian Express reports Ms Swaraj as saying “May agree to debate if coal blocks scrapped, probe held”.

    • The busting of an alleged terror module with the arrest of 11 persons in Karnataka continues to draw a lot of attention in the press. “Karnataka terror probe widens; 5 more arrested” reports the Tribune. The Asian Age says “Suspicious calls to Saudi Arabia led cops to new module”. The Times of India informs “2 Karnataka jihadis met ISI men”.

    • Pictures of the first batch of 350 youth from Assam boarding a special train to Bangalore are splashed across many papers. The Indian Express quotes them as saying “Glad we are going back”.

    • In a special front page exclusive, the Hindustan Times writes that Anna Hazare is planning to set up a nationwide network of non-political volunteers to carry forward his agitation. The Supreme Court’s ruling that an accused who is absconding and is declared a proclaimed offender by court is not entitled to anticipatory bail, is highlighted by the Hindu in a special story.

    • Police intensify crackdown on the terror module busted in Karnataka; Five more suspects arrested.

    • Over 1200 people from North-East returning to Bangalore from Guwahati in a special train.

    Major Current Affairs/ Events of World: September 2012

    • Chinese Defence Minister arrives in Mumbai on a five day visit; India and China to discuss putting in place more confidence building measures between the two countries.

    • In Pakistan, sixteen pro-Taliban militants killed in clashes with security forces.

    • India win the Nehru Cup football title beating Cameroon 5-4 in the penalty Shootout.

    • An expert committee recommends postponement of controversial tax provisions of General Anti-Avoidance Rules, GAAR, for three years.

    • Tehran NAM Summit declaration supports peaceful use of nuclear energy; condemns unilateral action against Iran.

    • India were 283 for five at stumps on the second day of the second Cricket Test against New Zealand.

    • The 17-member delegation crossed over to India via the Wagah land border yesterday for a week-long visit. The team, led by Samina Fazil, founder president of the Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will also explore opportunities in India.

    • In Afghanistan, atleast twelve people were killed and 57 injured in two successive suicide attacks at a NATO base early this morning. Police officials say, in the first attack, a suicide bomber on foot targeted a compound housing the local governor’s office in the district of Saidabad in the central Wardak province. A truck bomb explosion then followed on a road separating the compound from the NATO base killing ten civilians and three policemen. According to the reports the explosion was so huge that a nearby market was completely destroyed. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

    • The Syrian government says, it has repelled a major rebel attack on an air base near the northern city of Aleppo. State TV showed vehicles with mounted machine guns and other equipment seized from the Rasm al-Abboud base attack.

    • About 30 people are believed to have drowned after an overloaded boat sank off the coast of Guinea. The flat-bottomed boat, capsized yesterday just a few minutes after setting off. A rescue official said eight people including at least one child have so far been confirmed dead.

    • Mexico’s Electoral Tribunal today formally declared the Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate Enrique Pena Nieto as the nation’s president-elect from December 2012 to November 2018.

    • President of Mexico’s Electoral Tribunal said that the tribunal should issue a Majority Certificate for Pena Nieto, as the new Mexican President-elect.

    • Nieto won the presidential election on July 1, returning his party to power after a 12-year hiatus. The opposition coalition Progressive Movement, however, claimed fraud and demanded a full recount.

    • The second and final Cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Bangalore has won India by 5 wickets.

    Education News of September :2012

    • BANGALORE: In an attempt to woo more Indian students to their universities, a Japan Education Fair was conducted in the city on Saturday by University of Tokyo.

    • There is scope for business cooperation with India and Thailand in areas of chemical industry, seafood products, machine parts, gems and jewellery, education, tourism, food and edible items and logistics, said Nitipoom

    • CHANDIGARH: The National Continuing Medical Education (CME) on “Arboviral Infections of Public Health Concern: Indian Scenario” and the Hands-on-Workshop “Advanced Molecular Techniques for Arboviral Diagnosis” is being organized by the Department of Virology, PGI.

    • The minister said that UGC has last month promulgated regulations for the promotion and maintenance of standards of academic collaboration between Indian and foreign educational institutions to safeguard the interests of students.

    • NEW DELHI: With a number of people batting for Under-19 Indian cricket team captain Unmukt Chand, it seems like his academic woes should end soon.

    • Hospitality education in India is going through a phase of evolution driven by the needs of a dynamic industry.

    • PATNA: “The state government has always been trying to ensure women’s literacy,” said chief minister Nitish Kumar while presiding over a meeting with the Mission Manav Vikas (human development) officials on Friday.

    • Report by India Education bureau; New Delhi: Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) bagged gold medal at ‘Intel India Embedded Challenge 2012′ (IIEC 2012) for their innovative project called “Skill Blaster”.

    • Bhubaneswar: “Tribal children have a right to study in their mother tongues,” says Padmashree Dileep Tirkey, a member of parliament from Odisha and former captain of Indian hockey team.

    • The giant leap forward in education was conceived of more than a 100 years ago by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori, but even 10 years ago was offered by only a few schools


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